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THEATRON STAGES the THESMOFORIAZUSE

October 12 - 11:00 am/4:30 pm
October 13 - 11:00 am/4:30 pm
Aula Magna, Rectorate Building
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

On Thursday and Friday, October 12-13, Theatron - Sapienza Ancient Theatre will perform Aristophanes’ comedy Thesmoforiazuse for school students.

The show narrates the revenge of a group of women against Euripides, who is guilty of portraying them as mean creatures in his tragedies. The plot, which addresses rituality and fertility, is transposed into a dreamlike world with references to oriental civilizations, which maintain strong bonds with traditional rites.

The comedy is also an example of meta-theatre, a theatre in the theatre, in which the continuous disguises of the protagonists give rise to a cycle of comical, bizarre and paradoxical situations.

The play is based on the translation by Giuseppe Mastromarco (UTET, Turin 2006), which was adapted by students in the Translation Laboratory, who retained its originality, its characteristic features and its interpretative effectiveness.

The project is supported by Anna Maria Belardinelli, Professor of Classical Philology; the design and direction are by Adriano Evangelisti.